Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Dark Knight
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Legder, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman

The Caped Crusader attempts to phase himself out and allow Harvey Dent, the magnetic D.A., to take over the fight against crime, but a psychotic criminal known as Joker thwarts this plan in order to create chaos in Gotham City. Like the excellent Batman Begins, the dark and gritty second part of Christopher Nolan's trilogy includes strong performances, top-notch visual design, and gripping action scenes. However, this time I find the plot has too many contrivances and I fail to feel emotionally connected to the characters. The love triangle left me cold, and Joker, although deliciously played by the Oscar winning Heath Ledger, is a motiveless one-note villain. Academy Award winner for Best Sound Editing. The trilogy concludes in The Dark Knight Rises.